• Lasagna with cottage cheese on a white plate.

    Best Ever Lasagna Made With Cottage Cheese

    October 20, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    This classic Italian Lasagna made with Cottage Cheese is as delicious as it is easy to make! Featuring three different kinds of cheese and a savory red meat sauce, this lasagna recipe is scrumptious. Every cook needs a good lasagna recipe. And this one is as authentic as it comes! My half-Italian mother has been making this lasagna as long as I can remember. She got the recipe from her mom who got it from my Italian great-grandma. One of the best parts is that it uses so few ingredients. No long grocery list needed to prepare this lasagana made…

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  • Spaghetti with chili sauce on a dinner plate.

    Easy Spaghetti with Chili Sauce (aka Cincinnati Chili)

    October 5, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    Spaghetti with Chili Sauce, or Cincinnati Chili, features a meaty chili served over tender spaghetti and topped with sour cream and cheese. It’s a hearty dish perfect for a cool evening. Spaghetti with chili sauce, or Cincinnati Chili as we called it growing up, is one of my favorite dinners. It’s so, so easy to throw together, tastes amazing, fills you up, and makes the best leftovers. Plus, it’s so unique! How often do you eat chili on top of spaghetti?? While I’ve never had an authentic recipe, this one is pretty fabulous and I think your family will love…

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  • Creamy penne pasta bake on a white plate.

    Simple and Delicious Creamy Pasta Bake

    September 27, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    This Creamy Pasta Bake is a cinch to throw together on a busy weeknight. With two different kinds of sauce and plenty of cheese, your family will be begging for seconds and thirds. I first had this pasta bake when we lived with my parents while our current home was being built. My mom had never made the recipe before and I was blown away by how tasty it was. Come to find out, it’s about the easiest recipe in the world because it only has 6 ingredients and uses bottled pasta sauce. The secret behind the amazing taste comes…

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  • Lemon parmesan pasta on a marble plate and cutting board.

    The Perfect Lemon Basil Pasta

    September 22, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    Lemon Basil Pasta is a bright and tangy side dish with fresh lemon, basil, and melted butter. All you need is one pot to make this vegetarian recipe! I love the taste of fresh lemon! When you combine it with fresh basil and pasta, you have a match made in Heaven. Lemon Basil Pasta is a super simple side dish you can have on the table in 15 minutes.  And the best part is it only uses one pot so clean up is a breeze! Ingredients 8 oz. thin spaghetti 2 tablespoons melted margarine or butter 2 tablespoon fresh lemon…

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  • Rotini pasta salad in a mixing bowl.

    Tasty Tuna Rotini Pasta Salad

    August 26, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

    Tuna Rotini Pasta Salad combines rotini pasta, fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and canned tuna. The tangy dressing makes it the perfect summer dinner or side dish. Pasta salad just says summer to me. My mom would make this pasta salad growing up, but she always served it in a hollowed-out tomato which made it unappealing to me. I had the recipe tucked away and didn’t start making it for my family until a few years ago when I decided to nix the hollowed-out tomato and sub the tuna for canned chicken (you’ll come to find I’m not a huge fan…

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